You just don’t really know what serenity is, until you have it. As most of you know my space is at Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in Volusia County. It is Mayberry. It truly is – small town atmosphere, wildlife frolicking about, just a peaceful presence.
I took a road trip last week to another peaceful place in Douglasville, Ga. I love to drive, to see the countryside. Yet, more moments of serenity. Everything went well on the road trip, although Atlanta was a bit nerve wracking.
Backstory: My family and I traveled to Wisconsin for many years to visit family. We always drove through Atlanta. The traffic didn’t bother me. I thought it was kind of fun zipping through bigger cities.
This time around I was not accustomed to that type of traffic. It was little hairy. It was a good thing I had timed my appearance to be around 1:30 p.m. Traffic wasn’t at its worst. Maybe, it was not so much the traffic, but the vibration of all of it. Once at my destination, it was heaven. The traffic on the way back home was perfect for a Sunday morning, plus I was ready for it this time.
Once home, I realized that this has got to be one of the most peaceful places around. I also realized I miss the interaction with people. I shared my feelings with a friend and they were kind of shocked that I hadn’t picked up on it sooner. I guess because I’ve been doing readings albeit more on the phone for a period of time, but now coming back around in-person. Also, I’ve been living my life as I please for many years – no one to really consider in my daily scheme of things. I do go to the gym four days a week, but it’s not a social place for me.
I decided to start driving around the neighborhood a bit more. I chatted with people I saw and then came across four sandhill cranes that decided to take up residence on Cassadaga Road, Stevens Street and in the Camp’s Bookstore parking lot. They’ve been hanging around for a couple of days. I stopped and chatted with them once. Lovely energy!
I found myself at the Camp’s office Friday and learned that there had been several deer that stopped by for a visit – one a large buck on the front lawn and another time a mother and her fawn. Apparently, the fawn was having a good ol’ time kicking up its heels on the way up the driveway. Bliss!
A bit later in the day I saw the legs of sandhill cranes through the bottom of my window. I went out to see my neighbor enjoying the view. I said, “This is serenity.” She replied: “Yes, it is.”
I do truly love my Mayberry; the place will always be home, regardless of where I am.
Find your Mayberry and see how your thoughts, your vibration changes.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.